Kamil Grosicki

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Kamil Grosicki
Kamil Grosicki 2010.jpg
Grosicky with the Polish national team in November 2010
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-06-08) 8 June 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Szczecin, Poland
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Stade Rennais
Number 10
Youth career
Pogoń Szczecin
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Pogoń Szczecin 23 (2)
2007–2009 Legia Warsaw 11 (1)
2008 FC Sion (loan) 8 (2)
2009 Jagiellonia (loan) 13 (4)
2009–2010 Jagiellonia Białystok 45 (10)
2011–2014 Sivasspor 90 (14)
2014- Rennes 13 (0)
National team
2006–2007 Poland U-19
2007–2010 Poland U-21 12 (2)
2008– Poland 24 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 July 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 September 2014

Kamil Grosicki (Polish pronunciation: [ˈkamil ɡrɔˈɕit͡skʲi]; born 8 June 1988 in Szczecin) is a Polish footballer who plays as a winger for Stade Rennais in the French Ligue 1. A full international for Poland since 2008, he represented the country at Euro 2012.

Club career[edit]

Grosicki began his career at Pogoń Szczecin. In 2007 he joined Legia, however, after a few months he requested a loan move due to personal problems. On 13 February 2008 it was announced that he would go on loan to Swiss side FC Sion until 31 December 2008.[1] He played in eight matches, scoring two goals, during the second half of the 2007–08 season. At the start of the following season, he was dropped to the U-21 team by the club's new manager. He left the club a few months later.

Jagiellonia Białystok[edit]

In February 2009, Jagiellonia Białystok took Grosicki on loan until the end of the 2008–09 season, with the club also securing the right to buy him for 500,000 zloty. Grosicki signed a three-year contract with Jagiellonia which began in June 2009.[2]

Sivasspor[edit]

His second stay abroad is with Turkish Süper Lig side Sivasspor, where he was transferred to in January 2011 for approximately €900,000 on a 3½-year contract.

Stade Rennais[edit]

On 24 January 2014 he transferred to Stade Rennais.[3] He scored the first goal of their surprise 2–0 win over Lille on 27 March, which put Rennes into the semi-finals of the Coupe de France.[4] In the semi-final on 15 April, he scored again in a 3–2 win over Angers.[5] Grosicki played 52 minutes of the final before being substituted for Paul-Georges Ntep as Rennes went on to lose 2–0 to Guingamp.[6]

International career[edit]

Grosicki appeared for the Poland national under-21 football team. On 2 February 2008 he made his senior debut for Poland in a friendly against Finland.[7]

He was selected in the country's squad as it co-hosted UEFA Euro 2012; his sole appearance in the tournament came on 16 June in the second group match in Wrocław, replacing Eugen Polanski for the final 34 minutes of a 1–0 defeat to the Czech Republic.[8]

On his 24th cap on 7 September 2014, Grosicki scored his first two goals for Poland, in a 7–0 win away to Gibraltar at the start of UEFA Euro 2016 qualification.[9]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Poland's goal tally first.[10]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 7 September 2014 Estádio do Algarve, Faro, Portugal  Gibraltar 1–0 7–0 UEFA Euro 2016 qualification
2. 2–0

Honours[edit]

Legia Warsaw
Jagiellonia Białystok

References[edit]

  1. ^ Source: Legia Warszawa official website (Polish)
  2. ^ Piekarski, Tomasz (2009-05-18). "Wzmocnić to co już mamy". Gazeta Wyborcza. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 
  3. ^ "Rennes recrute l’attaquant polonais Kamil Grosicki [Rennes recruit the Polish striker Kamil Grosicki]". L'Avenir (in French). 24 January 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Coupe de France: Rennes 2 Lille 0". Four Four Two. 27 March 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Coupe de France: Rennes 3 Angers 2". Four Four Two. 15 April 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "L'EN AVANT GUINGAMP COMME EN 2009 ! [EN AVANT GUINGAMP JUST LIKE IN 2009 !]". FFF. 3 May 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  7. ^ Source: PZPN official website (Polish)
  8. ^ "Czech Rep. 1-0 Poland". BBC Sport. 16 June 2012. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "Poland’s Robert Lewandowski scores four in seven-goal rout of Gibraltar". The Guardian. Press Association. 7 September 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "Kamil Grosicki". European Football. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 

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